Letter of Thanks: SPHERE Gala Raises Over $130,000

On behalf of SPHERE, we would like to thank everyone who supported our 30th Anniversary Gala honoring Rudy Marconi.  It was a huge success with over $130,000 raised for our members.
Thank you to the sponsors, donors, individuals and businesses that donated items for our silent and live auctions, the Gala Committee who made our Wine Pull possible and the attendees who participated in the event. Donations received will provide critical funding for our daily programs and transportation for our members.   
A sincere note of thanks to our Gala Committee: Michele Barricelli, Sue Buckanavage, Ruth Choplinski, Marcie Coffin, Elaine Cox, Kerry Anne Ducey, Emily Fennessey, Terri Garlick, Ann Gilligan, Deb Haughney, Pamela Lancaster, Peggy Loehr, Diane Parson, Kim Pereira, Lauren Radigan, Patti Ross, Christine Santori, Caitlin Schneider, Geri Schneider, Sharol Signorelli, Nicki Smith, Melena Sorena, Anne Stauff and Allison Stockel. 
I'm grateful to our incredible sponsors: Ability Beyond, Jill Edelman Barberie & Michael Barberie, Deborah Ann’s Sweet Shoppe, Fairfield County Bank, the Berisford Family, Kevin & Elaine Cox, the Choplinski Family, Rebecca Ciota, Mike & Ann Gilligan, Keitha Kinne & Daniela Sikora, John & Peggy Loehr, Adam & Glori Norwitt, Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, RVNA, Ring’s End and Jon & Allison Stockel. 
And a personal thank you to our Board of Directors who work tirelessly on behalf of our members - Jill Edelman-Barberie, Rebecca Ciota, Wendy Gannon Lionetti, Neil Gollogly and Nicki Smith.  
This event would not have been successful without each and every one of these wonderful people. 
Lori Berisford
President & Board Chair